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UN Commission on Human Rights

Established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the Commission on Human Rights was slated to be abolished on 16 June 2006 with the conclusion of its sixty-second session and pursuant to General Assembly resolution A/RES/60/251 establishing the Human Rights Council. The Commission on Human Rights for decades was considered to be the central architect of the work of the United Nations in the field of human rights. Delegates from its 53 member States, together with those of observer States and non-governmental organizations, met in March/April of each year in regular sessions in Geneva, though special sessions were sometimes held at other times to deal with urgent and acute human rights situations. It was assisted in this work by the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, a number of working groups and a network of individual experts, representatives and special rapporteurs mandated to report to it on specific issues or countries. At its regular sessions, the Commission adopted resolutions, decisions and statements on matters of relevance to individuals in all regions and circumstances.  Website: www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/chr
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Report of the Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights, John Dugard, on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1967

17 January 2006 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Country Reports

Human Rights Resolution 2005/7: Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Including East Jerusalem

14 April 2005 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Human Rights Resolution 2005/6: Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Including East Jerusalem, and the Occupied Syrian Golan

14 April 2005 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Human Rights Resolution 2005/1: Situation in Occupied Palestine

7 April 2005 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1967, John Dugard

3 March 2005 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Country Reports

Situation in occupied Palestine

21 December 2004 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Country Reports

Question of the Violation of Human Rights in the Occupied Arab Territories, Including Palestine

21 December 2004 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights, John Dugard, on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1967

7 December 2004 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Country Reports

Civil and political rights, including questions of torture and detention: Opinions adopted by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

19 November 2004 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Sessional Reports

Question of the violation of human rights in the occupied Arab territories, including Palestine

12 August 2004 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Country Reports

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